Pancakes are a weekly occurrence in our household. I am pretty sure my kids could eat them for breakfast 365 days a year. My favorite part of the recipe is the Sprite you add at the very end. Growing up my grandma always told me, ‘J just add a little Sprite or 7Up to your pancakes to make them fluffy.’ You can make this recipe without the Sprite and they are still delicious, but the Sprite makes for a fluffier pancake…and for some sweet memories of my grandma.
Perfect Pancakes makes 16 pancakes
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
4 Tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 tablespoons Sprite or 7 Up (I never really measure this)
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk eggs, vanilla and butter into buttermilk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Add Sprite until combined. You can add any add ins at this point. E & Nor love mini chocolate chips or blueberries.
Heat a large griddle over low to medium heat, and coat with butter or cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.